Church Madness: East Regional

Our second bracket announcement: meet our contestants from the East Coast!


Church Madness 2016

IntroductionMidwest Bracket (March 17)East Bracket (March 18) • South Bracket (March 19) • West Bracket (March 20)


As you probably noticed in yesterday’s post, I’m not able to include a photograph of each church because of copyright issues. Sometimes, there are no usable images that show the church well. In these cases, I include a link so you can easily click through.

Please feel free share with your friends, family, and social networks! This will be incredibly sad if after a week we have only, like, eight votes.

Without further ado:

Church Madness East Bracket


EAST REGIONAL
SACRED SIXTY-FOUR

Matchup I

Cathedral of St. Patrick (New York City) — nominated by Gidel

By Jean-Christophe BENOIST (Own work) [CC BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
By Jean-Christophe BENOIST (Own work) [CC BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons
National Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima (Lewiston, N.Y.) — view photo at rochestersubway.com


Matchup II

St. Mary’s Church at Boston College (Chestnut Hill, Mass.) — nominated by Stephanie and John Paul — view photo on abexpo.com

Basilica of Our Lady of Victory (Lackawanna, N.Y.)

By Goingstuckey - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=5626260
By Goingstuckey – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=5626260

Matchup III

Cathedral Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul (Philadelphia)

By Interstate295r, cropped by Beyond My Ken (talk) 02:29, 26 May 2013 (UTC) - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=26316874
By Interstate295r, cropped by Beyond My Ken (talk) 02:29, 26 May 2013 (UTC) – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=26316874

St. Marie Church (Manchester, N.H.) — nominated by Jeff — Google Images link


Matchup IV

Cathedral of the Sacred Heart (Richmond)nominated by Connor — Google Images link

Chapel of the Immaculate Conception at Seton Hall University (South Orange, N.J.) — view photo from Kuhlken Photographers


Matchup V

Cathedral of St. Joseph (Wheeling, W.V.) — view album at The Catholic Photographer

St. Lucy Church (Newark) — nominated by my dad — Google Images link


Matchup VI

Cathedral of St. Matthew (Washington, D.C.)

By Almonroth (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
By Almonroth (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons
Chapel of Our Lady of Fair Love at The Heights School (Potomac, Md.) — Google Images link


Matchup VII

Church of St. John, the Guardian of Our Lady (Clinton, Mass.) nominated by Teaghan — hard to find a good photo! Google Images link

St. John the Divine Church (New York City) 

By Architecturalimagery - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=44461822
By Architecturalimagery – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=44461822

Matchup VIII

Upper church at National Shrine of the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception (Washington, D.C.)

By Gryffindor - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=10621405
By Gryffindor – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=10621405

St. Andrew Church (Roanoke, Va.) — nominated by Connor

By Joe Ravi, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=17112276
By Joe Ravi, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=17112276

Just like my note about Chicago churches yesterday, a full region of the bracket could be reserved for New York City alone. In order to include a wider representation of styles and regions, we have elected to limit the number of churches from the Big Apple.

Other nominations included the Duke University Chapel (thanks April), the U.S. Naval Academy Chapel (thanks Katie) and the Princeton University Chapel (thanks Stephanie). Although these three are indeed stunning, they are not specifically Catholic and therefore are outside the scope of this website.

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